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Intro to the most popular copepods for sale

Most popular copepods for sale Copepods are tiny crustaceans that can either hitchhike their way into your tank or are added deliberately, as natural and nutritional food for your saltwater fish. This article will focus on a few of the most popular copepods for sale to feed to your reef aquarium …

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Brine shrimp: all about cysts and hatching

What are brine shrimp? The non-scientific short answer: brine shrimp are fish food that will drive your reef fish crazy. The more specific answer: brine shrimp are tiny invertebrates (arthropod crustaceans really), from the genus Artemia, that naturally grow in salt lakes. When fully grown, they are about 0.4-0.5 inches …

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Mysis Shrimp: A Favorite Fish & Coral Food

One of my favorite frozen foods to feed my saltwater fish is frozen mysis shrimp. Almost every fish I have ever kept has instantly recognized the floating white morsels as a meal. I’ve offered them at the same time as flakes (which would otherwise be voraciously eaten if it wasn’t …

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How to feed corals

How to feed Corals in a Reef Aquarium Feeding the corals in our reef aquariums is both an art and science. Marine biologists study corals in their natural environment, under “perfect” conditions. We use their research findings to provide our reef tanks with the best possible conditions.  We have come …

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Marine Fish Nutrition

Nutrition for Marine Fish – The Science Behind Fish Food Good nutrition is essential for keeping marine fish healthy and vibrant. We feed our fish a variety of fresh, frozen and prepared foods in hopes that it will cover all the “nutritional bases” and keep the fish in good shape. …

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Phytoplankton Strains and Uses in a Saltwater Tank

Phytoplankton Strains and Uses in a Saltwater Tank What are Phytoplankton? Phytoplankton are  teeny-tiny (microscopic) plant-like organisms. The name phytoplankton comes from the Greek for “plant drifters” because these photosynthetic creatures typically drift about in the ocean, absorbing sunlight and turning it into delicious sugars. In turn, filter feeding invertebrates, like the …

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Easiest DIY Saltwater Fish Food Ever

Introduction Have you ever wondered if it would be possible to make your own saltwater fish food? It’s easier than you think to make highly nutritious food for the fish in your saltwater aquarium. Before investing a lot of time and energy, I encourage you to start off simple and try …

Rotifer Culturing at Home: Continous Cultures

Rotifer Culturing at Home: Continuous Culture Set-Up and Protocol Growing rotifers as a continuous culture is easy to do, but requires a small amount of work, almost every day. Unlike batch culturing, where the goal is to culture the most rotifers possible in sequential batches, the goal of continuous rotifer …

How to Culture Rotifers: Batch Culturing Protocol

Culturing rotifers at home is fairly easy to do.  Rotifers are a great food source for newly hatched fish larvae and for some filter-feeding invertebrates.  Ironically, the rotifer organism itself provides very little nutritional value to the animals that eat them. It is the content of their guts (the food they …

Rotifer Batch Cultures

Rotifer Batch Cultures Culturing rotifers with a batch culture technique is akin to a manufacturing process.  Instead of focusing on creating a stable environment to keep a relatively low-density culture thriving over a long period of time, the objective of a batch-produced culture is to maximize the yield of the …